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The multicoloured Tanager (Chlorochrysa nitidissima) is a species of bird in the family Thraupidae. It is endemic to the mountains of Colombia, and as of 2010 has been categorized as vulnerable (VU) by the IUCN.

It is found only in Colombia between 2000 and 2500 m above sea level in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. It has been registered in San Lorenzo, Cerro Quemado and Cerro Kennedy. There are also reports for this species at the base of the Mamarongo Páramo in the Guajira.

It is a plump bird, with short neck and tail, short beak and wide. Head, throat and chest with bright green. Iridescent blue orbital ring as well as back and rump. The wings and tail are green, the lower chest and the lower greenish yellow parts. as for the female is like the male but more opaque, with the back green, only collar nape blue and rump too.

It is a neotropical species of hummingbird from the Andean regions of South America. It is the sole member of the genus Ensifera and is characterized by its unusually long bill; it is the only bird to have a bill longer than the rest of its body. E. ensifera uses its bill to drink nectar from flowers with long corollas and has coevolved with the species Passiflora mixta.

Is one of the most spectacular predators in the humid forests of the Neotropics. It is characterized by its black occipital crest ending in point, which stands when excited. It feeds mainly on birds, ranging from the size of a pigeon to that of a cracid.

Male and female are similar in colour but different in size, the male is slightly larger and heavier. The feather is generally green, the bill is mainly black, with yellow at the top of the upper mandible, base of the bill with white edge. The throat can be blue gray or white.